Dressing Harry Styles and Solange Knowles on different events; working for Gucci and displaying in both the brand’s runway shows and first sexually unbiased aroma crusade — each a remarkable keep an eye on the basin rundown of many design architects. Be that as it may, to have accomplished this before you’ve moved on from the esteemed style plan course at London’s Central Saint Martins (CSM)? Well that is no standard undergrad experience. Welcome to the ethereal, liquid, sequin-thronw universe of Harris Reed.This week marked a turning point in the 24-year-old’s career. On 20 May, incidentally their birthday, Reed launched an Instagram filter of the white, wide-brimmed hat from their first-year project, which caught the attention of Knowles’s stylist. It’s already been shared by the likes of Kaia Gerber, Jodie Turner-Smith, Tommy Dorfman and Jeremy O. Harris — building a sense of anticipation for their final-year collection as they unveil it here on Vogue.
Called Thriving In Our Outrage, the size of the six looks give no clue that it was made completely in Reed’s London loft. Think fitting with mammoth lapels and vast flares; crinoline pens and debutante outfits in a mob of creature print; transcending stage boots, and obviously those wide-overflowed caps, this time close by appliquéd silk and ribbon and 1 meter in distance across.In lieu of the alumni appear, which has been dropped because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Bella Thomas — a second-year understudy who disengaged with Reed and upheld them all through — shot Reed in the looks. To breath life into the photographs, artist Lukas Palumbo hand-painted mind boggling sets around them and illustrator Lauren Deane Hunter made an overlay.Talking over Zoom a couple of days before accommodation day, Reed shared the thoughts and procedures behind the assortment, their encounters working with Styles and their musings on the eventual fate of design.
The fifth Marquess of Anglesey, Henry Cyril Paget, went about as a dream for your alumni assortment. What was it about his story that spoke to you?
“There’s an ease and rock sentimentalism to all that I do and I was searching for a perspective that would take the extravagance to the following level. I ran over an article about this bonkers noble in the CSM chronicles at 3am — it was Henry Paget. He assembled a venue in his family’s house of prayer; would perform Oscar Wilde plays for local people and spent what could be compared to £4.8 million in the present cash on outfits for one play alone. [Paget] is the sort of character who spoke to the boundaries I needed to go to with all these stunning embellishments and precious stones and pope-like caps. He was boldly his most genuine self.”
You wove ’70s references all through, from the American hard-rock band New York Dolls who compared sequins, precious stones and plumes with fitting, to the British artist Lindsay Kemp. What pulled in you to this period?
“I love the fitting in those days — Tommy Nutter’s suits, the flares, the velvet, Mick Jagger in the film Performance  — everything had this wantonness to it. To make much to a greater degree an announcement, I took a gander at these debutante-style Charles James outfits and did these mixture structures; enormous hung skirts over confines produced using steel boning, styled with such an excess of fitting and pullovers and bows.”